BlogML module for Orchard 0.8 CMS released

Tags: Orchard, BlogML, Import, Export

Codeplex site:

I have finally released the upgraded version of the BlogML module for all you happy bloggers. This version is intended to work only on Orchard 0.8, but never fear, there is still the 0.5 version of this module kicking around on the Codeplex website so you can export your blog's out in your own time.

The new version has a lot of bug fixes, though I have not been able to solve the problem with time-outs on large files. I have provided support for zip files containing more than one XML file, so you are more than welcome to give that a go instead.

If you need a walk through of the module, please refer to

Release notes:

  1. Upgraded to Orchard v0.8

  2. Changed all pages to use the Razor syntax

  3. Fixed bug that I was trying to import files that have no urls in, but this is actually correct behaviour, the code should have taken this in to account and used the title instead. Fix: Check for null urls, and use title instead.

  4. Forced hard refresh of Orchard after blog import – this will force orchard to refresh cache stash of slugs.

  5. Fixed issue where the date times would be overridden by orchard

  6. Changed the way information is reported back to the user. A report will now be generated, and only errors will be show on the admin screen.

  7. Provided support for zip files containing multiple xml files.


  • Vincent Bourdon said

    Hi, Thank again for correction about import without url ;). I just tested it and I got some remarks : - Can you add another test on date ? All my post are dated on the same date, the export's date. I check the BlogML file there is only a creation date date-created="2005-08-19T06:00:00" I think it can be good to use it as publish date too if there is no other date anyway. - May be it can be cool to import post in an existing blog. May be add a drop down list to choose existing blog or create new one. - I still have some exception, some problems of query. I will look in more details and come back to you with more informations. - Question/bug on Orchard : want to put the blog as home page. It doesn't work ! I still have a basic home page of content what is not listed on the content page list. I deleted the default content and the default menu but nothing can change it. Do you have any ideas ? (I used the v0.8 release) regards

  • admin said

    @Vincent, thanks for the feedback.. Any chance you can send me the new BlogML file? and I can give it a blast and get back to you. Nick

  • Rod said

    Hello! Thanks for the BlogML module! This will simplify thousands of ppls lives ;) I tried importing a blogml file that was generated from DotNetBlogEngine But while importing I got a NullReferenceException (Can I send you the file? which would help debug I guess ? )

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